Picasso Calla Lily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 28 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, Easter Lily, Arum Lily
A stunning tall variety with large, satiny purple and white spathes held above broad, glossy spotted foliage; a great presentation for indoor containers
Features & Attributes
Picasso Calla Lily features bold deep purple trumpet-shaped flowers with buttery yellow throats and white edges rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large glossy heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive white spots throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Picasso Calla Lily can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.